The first girl came back.
The next might not be so lucky.
History doesn’t repeat itself. Does it?
A distressed teenage girl is found on the outskirts of Oxford. The story she tells is terrifying: grabbed off the street, a plastic bag forced over her head, then driven somewhere remote and subjected to an assault.
DI Adam Fawley is doing the best he can to investigate, but the teenager refuses to press charges. All he can do is try to ignore the sickening feeling he’s seen something like this before…
But when another girl goes missing, Fawley knows his time is running out.
Because if he ignores the past any longer, this girl may not be coming back.
About the Author
Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home, In the Dark and No Way Out, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019 and No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara’s novels have sold more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books. You can read my “Quickie with Cara” here
I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this book from Cara Hunter at Theakston Crime Festival in July, but because I don’t read my signed books I just lovingly look at them, touch them, smell them and reorganise them in colour and size order, I couldn’t read the book until it became available on Netgalley – so my thanks to the publishers for my copy.
This is the 4th book in what is becoming my favourite police procedural series and starting this book is like sitting in your most comfy armchair in a fleecy pair of pjs with a steaming hot chocolate and digestive biscuit – delicious, comforting and guaranteed enjoyment.
Following on from the previous books, All The Rage can be read as a standalone, but personally I would recommend you start with book one (Close to Home) and get to know Adam Fawley and his team from the beginning as there is quite a bit about the team and their personal back stories which are referred to in this story.
Once again Cara Hunter has produced a superb police procedural thriller which is both original and current and the use of the social media comments keeps the tension going and the reader utterly gripped. I’m not going to say anymore except if you haven’t read this series WHY THE HELL NOT? and if you have read the first 3 books then you are in for a treat with the latest.